Rose (Rosa 'Tradescant') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Tradescant'
'AUSdir'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Quartered
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Dark red
Growth Habit: Tall, typically 6-8 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1993
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Prospero x (Charles Austin x Gloire de Ducher)

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Posted by Hemophobic (Concord, NC (zone 7)) on Dec 15, 2011 10:35 AM

I love this rose! It and Molineux have to be two of my favorite roses, but Tradescant is so exquisitely perfumed when it blooms and it has started climbing through a tall shrub and blooming overhead! Just gorgeous is all I can say.

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